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Friday 12 September 1958

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wilfredo Benitez and Franco Amurri. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico Modugno. In UK When by The Kalin Twins was in the top 5 hits. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while Masters Of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Northwest Passage.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Northwest Passage

Starring: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett

Country: United States

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Steve Canyon

Starring: Dean Fredericks, Jackson Beck, Paul Frees

Country: United States

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Wanted: Dead or Alive

Starring: Steve McQueen

Country: United States

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Abendschau

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Johnny Melville, Michael Fitz, Nina Kunzendorf

Concentration

Starring: Hugh Downs, Bob Clayton

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives

Country: United States

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The Blob

Directed by: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe

Country: United States

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The Fly

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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King Creole

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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Curse of the Demon

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 September 1958 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
  • Cape Verde - National Day
  • Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
  • RC Saints - Holy Name of Mary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Wilfredo Benitez: in Puerto Rico; boxer (world champion at 17 years 176 days).
  • Franco Amurri: Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for directing such films as Da grande, which inspired the Tom Hanks film Big, Monkey Trouble and Flashback.
  • Darrell Allums: American athlete, played pro basketball for one season in 1980.
  • Wilfred Benítez: American boxer.
  • Gregg Edelman: Chicago, Illinois -- Actor (Green Card).
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Facts:
  • US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate
  • At Texas Instruments in the USA, Jack Kilby demonstrates the world's first integrated circuit, containing five components on a piece of germanium half an inch long and thinner than a toothpick.
  • The ABC TV network premieres the Walt Disney Presents TV show.
  • Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit.
  • Jack Kilby invents the first integrated circuit.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1958?

  • Life: The Galapagos Islands
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Milton Eisenhower -- Sep. 8, 1958
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7580

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Masters Of Deceit

By: J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover analyzes the Communist movement in the United States.

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The Ordeal Of Woodrow Wilson

By: Herbert Hoover

"Hoover's book was meant as a tribute to his former chief, but is ti easy to suspect that anger and hurt might underlie a portrayal that presents the worst as well

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Kids Say The Darndest Things!

By: Art Linkletter

Almost 50 years since its first printing, this famous collection of children's wisdom and witticisms is now back in print in a facsimile edition to entertain a whole new generation.

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

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